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    Special Diets
    ornithologist2 posted:
    Is There a Special Diet for Persons That HYPOTENSION (LOW-BLOOD PRESSURE)???I have a Pressure BELOW 90/60 !!
    Does Anybody Know-Or Know of Someone that can Direct to ANY Source of Information on this Subject??
    Sherwin Start
    ljmahar responded:
    Please contact me - I think I can help you
    billh99 responded:
    I don't know of any special diet.

    You did not indicate how low your blood pressure is. Nor age, nor another conditions that you might have.

    In general, without other complications, low BP is not a problem if you don't symptoms such as weakness or lightheadness.

    And if you have other complications then those might affect the suggested diet.

    And you did not indicate if you have had blood work and if it shows any electrolyte imbalances.

    In general I would recommend a "good" diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.and healthy fats.

    And eat extra salt.

    IIRC a new medicine was just approved for hypotension. If needed have you doctor check on this.
    atti_editor responded:
    Hi ornithologist2,

    Here is some information that we have on Hypotension , including some treatment options on page 2. Hope you find this information useful!

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